Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Rescuers locate wreckage of crashed helicopter in Nepal

Published 25/09/2006

Rescuers in Nepal have located the wreckage of a helicopter that disappeared over the weekend with 23 people on board, including local and foreign officials.

The helicopter, which had been chartered by the conservation group WWF, disappeared during bad weather in the mountainous east of the country on Saturday.

Those on board include Nepal's Forestry Minister, seven WWF employees, a Finnish diplomat, a US aid worker, as well as Nepalese reporters and the Russian crew.

Nobody is believed to have survived the crash.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph